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noun, plural pin·ta·dos, pin·ta·does.
  1. cero(def 1).
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Also pin·ta·da [pin-tah-duh] /pɪnˈtɑ də/.

Origin of pintado

1595–1605; < Portuguese, past participle of pintar to paint < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted. See pinta
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Historical Examples

  • The ship was now surrounded by albatrosses, penguins, and pintado birds.

    Dick Cheveley

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Both he and his companion Pintado died, however, of fever, forty only of his crew returning to Plymouth.

  • The pintado is a southern bird, and of that temperate zone; for I never saw of them much to the northward of 30 degrees south.

  • In the afternoon, our old companions the pintado peterels began to appear.

  • Of the pintado birds, our people, as I have before observed, caught no less than seven hundred in one night.